Nationally recognized silhouette artist, Debra O'Connor, will be at Newport Lamp & Shade Company on Saturday, October 8th to cut visitors' profiles. The original silhouettes of an individual or group will be cut live, by hand, and available to be mounted, matted and/or framed.
Silhouettes capture a moment in time and make wonderful presents for friends and loved ones. "In the 18th and 19th centuries, when silhouette portraiture was popular in France, England and the United States, there were three popular techniques. Some artists cast light on the subject to get a shadow, which they traced and cut out; others painted silhouettes freehand, using black India ink, and some cut paper freehand. Ms. O'Connor takes her scissors, looks at her subject at eye level and cuts." NYTIMES
Each 15 minute appointment can accommodate up to three individuals. For visitor's with more than three individuals please book 2 appointments back-to-back. Payment will be collected at the time of your appointment.
In order to maximize Ms. O'Connor's time and ensure a pleasant experience for everyone, we ask that you please do your best to be on time and let us know if you will be late or need to cancel your appointment.
Individual Silhouettes from $30
Two Individual Silhouettes Grouped Together or Separately from $60
Three Individual Silhouettes Grouped Together or Separately from $90
Additional copies, matting/mounting and framing additional
Payment will be collected at the time of your appointment
Please contact the shop with any questions:
Talk (401) 847-0228
Text (401) 450-5706